Victoria Sambunaris Artist Lecture (10/8)

sambunaris10-360In conjunction with the exhibition Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomies of a Landscape on display at the Library Gallery through December 17, photographer Victoria Sambunaris will discuss her work on Wednesday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m. in the Gallery.

Victoria Sambunaris received her MFA from Yale University in 1999. Each year, she structures her life around a photographic journey crossing the American landscape. Her most recent project has been working in South Texas photographing the intersection of geology, industry and culture encompassing the international boundary and energy industry. She is a recipient of the 2010 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship and the 2010 Anonymous Was a Woman Award. In 2011, a twelve-year survey of her work was exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and is currently at UMBC’s Library Gallery. Her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the National Gallery of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Lannan Foundation. Radius Books recently published her first monograph, Taxonomy of a Landscape, released April 2014. Victoria Sambunaris is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery and James Kelly Contemporary.

Admission to the exhibition and lecture is free. For additional information visit here.

EndNote Basic Workshop (10/13)

EndNote Basic Workshop
October 13 (12 pm – 1 pm) LIB 259

Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in the
web-accessible citation manager. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring references, sharing references, and accessing your references in Microsoft Word.

Click here to register.

EndNote Basic Workshop for Students (10/8)

EndNote Basic Workshop for Students
October 8 (12 pm – 1 pm) LIB 259

Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in the web-accessible citation manager. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring references, sharing references, and accessing your references in Microsoft Word. This workshop is designed for students new to citation management tools.

Click here to register.

Selection of New Library Information Resources

The Library is pleased to report that the Provost has added $100,000 to the information resources budget for FY2015. We are now collecting nominations for new subscriptions, databases and major monographic works in any format. Please convey your nominations, and rationales for them, to your department or program Library liaison, or directly to Joyce Tenney at tenney@umbc.edu, by September 19, 2014. The Deans will make final decisions by mid-October.

Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape (8/27)

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Victoria Sambunaris
Untitled (Potash Mine – distant view, Wendover, Utah), 2004
Chromogenic Print
Courtesy of the artist

Opening Wednesday, August 27, at the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, is the exhibition Victoria Sambunaris: Taxonomy of a Landscape.

This exhibition presents photographs made over the span of more than a decade by photographer Victoria Sambunaris as she traversed the United States, stopping to photograph phenomena ubiquitous and familiar to particular regions but anomalous to the ordinary eye: massive distribution facilities, complex transport systems, colossal mining operations, majestic mountain gaps, exploding mud pots. Acting as both document and metaphor for the American experience, Sambunaris’s photographs bring into view the vast, open-ended mystery and unease of a country where human intervention and natural beauty inspire wonder in equal measure. Collected ephemera—the essential, and incidental, elements of Sambunaris’s work as a photographer and researcher—are also included in this exhibition (books on geology and history, maps, and artifacts collected on her journeys, such as mineral specimens, journals, road logs), as well as a video documenting her travel and work processes, and over 1,500 of her small photographic sketches. [Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Photography.]

The exhibition will continue through December 17. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Thursday until 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5 p.m.  Admission is free. For more information call 410-455-2270.

The artist will deliver a public lecture on her work on Wednesday, October 8 at 4:00 p.m.: http://artscalendar.umbc.edu/2011/06/23/victoria-sambunaris-artist-lecture/

More information: http://artscalendar.umbc.edu/2011/07/30/victoria-sambunaris-taxonomy-of-a-landscape/